Aston Villa v Reading Match Preview

Footymad preview History of the Aston Villa v Reading fixture

The last time the two teams met at Aston Villa was just over four years ago, in January 2008, with Aston Villa running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

2009/2010 Sun 07 Mar Reading 2 - 4 Aston Villa F.A. Cup
2007/2008 Sun 24 Feb Reading 1 - 2 Aston Villa Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 12 Jan Aston Villa 3 - 1 Reading Premier League
2006/2007 Sat 10 Feb Reading 2 - 0 Aston Villa Premiership
2006/2007 Wed 23 Aug Aston Villa 2 - 1 Reading Premiership
2001/2002 Wed 10 Oct Aston Villa 1 - 0 Reading League Cup
1987/1988 Sat 19 Mar Reading 0 - 2 Aston Villa Second Division

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Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 5 conceded.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Royals's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Aston Villa are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 10 points from 13 matches.

Reading are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 9 points from their 12 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Aston Villa 6 2 2 2 7 11 8
Reading 6 1 3 2 13 15 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Villans, as the Royals have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics

Aston Villa Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Reading Not won in previous 4 away matches.

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